Somers Public Works would like to remind users to not flush any household cleaning, personal or baby wipes, even those labeled “flushable.” Please dispose of those items in the trash.

Wipes do not break down the same way as toilet paper and cause problems in a home’s plumbing system and the municipal system as a whole.

Only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.

Do not flush the following items:

  • All wipes (even if label “flushable”)
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Diapers
  • Bandages or dressings
  • Cigarette butts
  • Cleaning sponges
  • Cloth rags
  • Cotton ball or swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Disposable toilet brushes
  • Dust, dirt or lint
  • Facial tissues
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Food
  • Grease
  • Hair
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Kitty litter
  • Medications or supplements (unused or expired)
  • Paper towels
  • Paints
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Wrappers